Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia

What is female pattern baldness?

Female pattern baldness, also referred to as hormonal hair loss or androgenic alopecia, is a common form of hair loss in which a woman’s hair thins.Hair loss in women is perfectly normal, particularly as you get older and experience significant bodily changes like menopause, with a certain level of hair thinning to be expected at this stage when hormones are fluctuating.

What is female pattern baldness?

Female pattern baldness, also referred to as hormonal hair loss or androgenic alopecia, is a common form of hair loss in which a woman’s hair thins.Hair loss in women is perfectly normal, particularly as you get older and experience significant bodily changes like menopause, with a certain level of hair thinning to be expected at this stage when hormones are fluctuating.

Female pattern baldness causes

As with men, female pattern baldness is often hereditary, though if you begin to notice that you are losing your hair you should reach out to your doctor or hair loss consultant to help you establish whether you’re undergoing female pattern baldness or another form of hair loss.

Beyond being hereditary, hair loss can be due to factors including your diet, medical conditions and stress. Because of this range of potential causes, it is very important that an in-depth evaluation is carried out to identify any potential medical issues beforehand and ensure that treatment is tailored around these individual needs.

With female pattern baldness, the earlier you begin treatment, the better. This is because you’ll be able to prevent further loss and ideally grow new, healthy hair.

What does female pattern baldness look like?

In female pattern baldness the hair’s growing process slows and it takes much longer for new hair growth to come through. While it’s normal for women to lose up to 100 hairs a day, in female pattern baldness women tend to lose many more than this.

Unlike male hair loss which typically starts with a receding hair line, in female pattern baldness women can lose hair from anywhere on their scalp, though often this starts at their parting line or temples.

Women are more likely to have a lot of thinning hair across the scalp rather than go entirely bald, with female pattern baldness tending to fall into three categories:

Treatments
for female pattern baldness

Although a common issue, understandably a number of women seek ways to reduce the appearance of female pattern baldness. There are a number of treatments to counteract the effects of hair loss and achieve the look of fuller hair, though the best method for you will depend on the pattern of your thinning.

For those with diffuse thinning (hair loss throughout the scalp) hair transplants will not be as effective because they can lead to ongoing thinning after the transplant and in some cases further hair loss induced by the surgery itself. However, a number of non-surgical treatments such as PRP (platelet rich plasma), medications and hair serums can help to slow hair loss and stimulate new growth.

If you’re looking to discover the best way to overcome your hair loss, get in touch with us and we can arrange your free, no obligation consultation. In this, our hair loss consultant will look over your hair history and help you find the best possible treatment.

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